Despite its title, Grown Ups proves that boys never actually grow up. Though the plot of this unsophisticated comedy does not go much deeper than that, the movie is good for several laughs, and the cast is an embarrassment of riches. Add a lake house during the Fourth of July Holiday, throw in a raucous trip to a water park, and a ticket to Grown Ups brings a nice bit of summer fun. Five friends from elementary school former members of a winning basketball team gather in midlife for the funeral of their beloved coach. Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James and Rob Schneider endlessly exchange one-liners, flatulence jokes, pratfalls, and body blows. Their wives also join in the fun Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph and Joyce Van Patten, along with a gaggle of children. Hayek plays a successful fashion designer, and her children with Sandler, a Hollywood agent, order Voss water at the local diner and communicate with their nanny via text messages. Recently James had been laid off from his job selling yard furniture, and his wife Bello is
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